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Two Weeks to Flatten Freedom and Dignity
Do you remember?
This story is a collection of news that caught eye. I have several long articles in the works, coming soon (apologies for the lack of thereof in the past month… was dealing with A LOT of stuff).
Dr. Mercola just published a poetic essay of mine called “Two Weeks to Flatten Freedom and Dignity,” so sharing while it is still up on his website (PDF). I wrote it while severely underslept but I think the scream came out properly.
This was trending on Twitter today. These days, Twitter only “trends” what the mainstream political establishment wants to elevate and imprint onto people’s minds (plus useless celebrity gossip—but as far as events and opinions, “trends” really are “recommendations” on what the “correct” viewpoint is. So, I found it notable that it trended the “toppling of the dollar.”
Now, I don’t know what will happen in real life, and how long it may take to “topple the dollar”—but about two years ago, the World Economic Forum posted one of their outrageous “predictions for 2030” videos, and in there was a bit about the U.S. no longer being the “world leader.” They have since taken it down.
So, whatever it ends up happening, and whatever the status of Western countries ends up being by 2030, it is not because in 2022, bad Russia and China went rogue. The latter suggestion is simply preposterous.
While we are at it, here is BlackRock CEO’s letter to shareholders. Highly recommend.
Finally, a less discussed aspect of the war is its potential impact on accelerating digital currencies. The war will prompt countries to re-evaluate their currency dependencies. Even before the war, several governments were looking to play a more active role in digital currencies and define the regulatory frameworks under which they operate. The US central bank, for example, recently launched a study to examine the potential implications of a US digital dollar. A global digital payment system, thoughtfully designed, can enhance the settlement of international transactions while reducing the risk of money laundering and corruption. Digital currencies can also help bring down costs of cross-border payments, for example when expatriate workers send earnings back to their families. As we see increasing interest from our clients, BlackRock is studying digital currencies, stablecoins and the underlying technologies to understand how they can help us serve our clients.
A curious bit about how the great resetters are wearing us out. Dr. Mercola published an April Fool’s story last night about the FDA banning real meat by 2024. When I was looking at headlines, I was like, okay, whatever, I guess they are doing this now. I didn’t even realize it was an April Fool’s “joke” until I read it. Which is to say that the past two years have been entirely erosive to the sense of normalcy, and they have been this way on purpose.
Luckily, healing exists, and I pray for healing. I don’t know how, I don’t know from where, but our future is healing, that much I know.
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